It’s six week on top for Robin Thicke’s global monster ‘Blurred Lines’, which has also chalked up a No.1 position in the US this week. Sales of the single are still ticking along nicely too, notching up a triple platinum accreditation this week for sales in excess of 210,000 copies.
But Thicke faced a challenge from ‘The Voice’ favourite Harrison Craig, whose tracks ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘More Than A Dream’ spring a surprise double debut on the top three, premiering at Nos.2 and 3 respectively.
Passenger and Daft Punk fall to Nos.4 and 5 respectively, the latter also hitting the triple platinum mark this week for their single ‘Get Lucky’.
The 2 Chainz single ‘We Own It’ bullets into the top ten – up from No.22 last week to No.6, before a strong showing for the new Timomatic single ‘Parachute’, which debuts at No.7. Mariah Carey’s single ‘#Beautiful’ is newly gold certified (35,000 copies).
British popster Olly Murs is knocking on the door of more top ten success down under with his latest single ‘Dear Darlin’. It’s up from No.18 to No.11 on this week’s chart, but tracks from Lana Del Rey and Rudimental ease slightly. Armin Van Buuren’s ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ also hits gold (up to No.14).
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Wing$’ hits No.17, joining previous single ‘Can’t Hold Us’ in the ARIA top 20 (the latter at No.20).
Double debuts for ‘The Voice’ star Luke Kennedy too… ‘Love Is Gone’ and ‘Caruso’ are in at Nos.22 and 23 respectively, ahead of a No.26 debut for the new Miley Cyrus single ‘We Can’t Stop’. Sheppard’s EP hits the top 30 (No.29).
Celia Pavey’s track ‘Candle In The Night’ debuts in the No.32 position and though he’s down eight spots this week, Justin Timberlake will be happy that his ‘Mirrors’ has smashed through the double platinum mark.
Harrison Craig’s ‘You Raise Me Up’ re-enters the countdown at No.42 as his fans start buying/voting for him to win ‘The Voice’, but his cover of ‘If’ slides 20 spots from its No.24 debut. Lorde’s new single ‘Tennis Court’ scrapes into the top 50 with a No.47 debut, right ahead of her ‘Love Club’ EP, which re-enters the top half of this week’s chart.
Though it was right up there in the top five last week, Gurrumul and Delta Goodrem’s stirring version of ‘Bayini’ suffers a second week slump. Perhaps they need Timomatic’s ‘Parachute’, ’cause a fall from No.4 to No.51 is not ideal.
After topping Triple J’s list of the Hottest 100 of the last 20 years, Oasis’ classic hit ‘Wonderwall’ re-emerges in the top 100 at No.52, followed closely behind by the Sebastian Ingrosso/Tommy Trash collaboration ‘Reload’, which improves from No.68 to No.55, just shy of its No.53 peak thus far.
Major Lazer’s new single ‘Bubble Butt’ is in at No.59, Harrison Craig’s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ re-enters at No.61 and Boy & Bear’s new track ‘Southern Sun’ debuts at No.63.
Not such good news for British boyband The Wanted, however. ‘Walks Like Rihanna’ has stalled after five weeks on the chart and finds itself sliding 21 spots to No.65 this week, ahead of Little Mix’ ‘Change Your Life’, which slides from No.47 to No.66 and Celia Pavey’s ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ (No.23 to No.67).
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘People Like Us’ also eases from its No.46 debut last week (down to No.71), but Luke Kennedy’s rendition of ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ re-enters the countdown at No.72, right ahead of Celia Pavey’s take on ‘Xanadu’.
More ‘The Voice’ action; Big drops for Luke Kennedy’s ‘Overjoyed’ and Miss Murphy’s ‘You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me’, however, down from No.35 to No.76 and No.32 to No.77 respectively. Danny Ross’ ‘Let Her Go’ is in at No.78 and Harrison Craig’s ‘Broken Vow’ re-appears at No.81.
Danny Ross is clearly the least popular of the ‘Voice’ bunch, with his track ‘Windmill’ just making the top 100 (No.89 debut).
Ex-Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning owns the ARIA albums chart this week with his new album ‘Departures’. It premieres in the No.1 position, knocking last week’s No.1 (Queens Of The Stone Age’s ‘Like Clockwork’) to No.6.
‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack is back to No.2, swapping places with Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’, while Black Sabbath’s ’13’ debuts at No.4.
The soundtrack to ‘Fast And Furious 6’ does exactly what it says on the box, speeding up the top 100 from No.60 to No.10, but City And Colour’s ‘The Hurry And The Harm’ and Rudimental’s ‘Home’ both ease their way from the top ten. Michael Bublé is down; so too Ricky Martin’s best-of.
But with the tour incoming P!nk’s best-of improves (No.30 to No.18) and Olly Murs’ album ‘Right Place Right Time’ cracks the ARIA top 20 (No.20).
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ also improves (No.31 to No.22), Boards Of Canada’s ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ debuts at No.24, Jimmy Eat World do some ‘Damage’ with their new album at No.26 on debut and the INXS best-of rises from No.43 to No.28.
Ex-Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale has to settle for a No.32 debut for ‘Keep Moving’ and Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Beautiful Noise’ is muffled somewhat, dropping from No.17 to No.33.
Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ rises (No.46 to No.35), Paramore’s eponymously-titled set rises from No.49 to No.36, Bon Jovi’s best-of re-enters the top half of the chart at No.37 and the Crowded House best-of re-emerges in the top 100 at No.39.
Also surging back into the top 50 this week are best-of collections for Fleetwood Mac and Michael Jackson (Nos.41 and 42 respectively).
Drops, however for Little Mix’ ‘DNA’ (No.21 to No.44), Agnetha Faltskog’s ‘A’ (No.22 to No.48) and Megadeth’s ‘Super Collider’ (No.28 to No.50).
Outside the top 50, the drops continue… Lady Antebellum (‘Golden’ from No.24 to No.51), Sleeping With Sirens (‘Feel’ from No.14 on debut to No.52) and Rod Stewart (‘Time’ from No.36 to No.55).
The Alice In Chains album ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ is almost extinct – down from No.20 to No.59, but Good Goo Dolls’ new album ‘Magnetic’ is into the countdown at No.65.
Jagwar Ma is ‘Howlin’ at No.74 on debut, Laura Marling’s ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ falters further (No.40 to No.78) and Beady Eye’s ‘Be’ wraps up the top 100 debuts at No.81.
30 Seconds To Mars’ ‘Love Lust Faith + Dreams’ is down from No.50 to No.84 and Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘English Rain’ falls from No.56 to No.99.
But spare a thought for Baby Animals, whose new record ‘This Is Not The End’ was at No.19 last week on debut. Could ‘This Is Not The End’ actually turn out not to be the case? It’s gone entirely from this week’s top 100.
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